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violence. on thursday, vice-president joe biden called for action before hundreds of u.s. mayors gathered in washington, d.c. foreign annual meeting. in his address, biden referenced the shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut that claimed the lives of 20 children, six school staff, and the shooter's mother. >> we have to do something. i hope we all agree there is a need to respond to the carnage on our streets and in our schools. i hope we all agree that mass shootings like the one we witnessed in newtown 34 days ago cannot continue to be tolerated. that tragedy in all my years of public life i think is -- has affected the public psyche in a way i have never seen before. >> a new poll affirms vice president joe biden's claim about the impact of new town, finding it affected the public opinion on guns or deeply than other shootings. a new poll says 54% of americans believe gun control laws should be tightened up from 39% last april. the increased support swept across party lines, with an 18- point rise among republicans. nine in 10 people said the three favored requiring background check
. obama presented his plan alongside vice-president joe biden, who headed the white house task force appointed after newtown. >> in the months since 20 precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us in sandy hook elementary, more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun. 900. in the past month. and every day we wait, that number will keep growing. so i am putting forward a specific set of proposals based on the work of joe's task force. and in the days ahead, i intend to use whatever with this office holds to make them a reality. >> the white house plan is expected to meet stiff resistance from house republicans and even some senate democrats in states with loose restrictions on firearms. in a statement, the national rifle association vowed to challenge obama with what it called "p5 of the century." and his remarks, obama called on the american people to help him push gun control through congress. >> this will not happen unless the american people demand it. if parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, if hunters and spor
with your life giving spirit the elected leaders of this land, especially barack obama our president and joe biden our vice-president. fill them with truth and righteousness that they may serve the station ably and be glad to do your will. endow their hearts with wisdom and forbearance so that peace may prevail with righteousness, justice with order, so that men and women throughout this nation can find with one another the fulfillment of our humanity. we pray that the president, vice-president, and all the political authority will remember the words of the profits micah, " what does the lord requird you question to do justice, to love kind is and always walk humbly with god." senior president [speaking spanish} may god bless you all your days. all this we pray in their most holy name. amen. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing for the singing of our national anthem by award winning artist, beyoncÉ, accompanied by the u.s. marine band. following the national anthem, please remain at your place while the presidential party exits the platform. oh, say can you see by the
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